A pale yellow to orange brown, viscous liquid that is a blend of natural and synthetic fragrance materials.
Although this absolute is a blend of natural and synthetic components, it is the only way we have found to enjoy the beautifully fragrance of Honeysuckle.
Please be aware that 100% natural Honeysuckle Absolute just doesn't exist.
When absolutes are created for a perfumer’s use, often, extra isolates and extractions are blended with it to enhance and stabilise the expected fragrance. Many of these extra ingredients may be natural ingredients and some may be synthetic isolates. We feel it is important to differentiate this group of absolutes as being of Perfume Quality but we make no statement about any therapeutic use as they are designed for fragrance only.
Aromatherapists looking for therapeutic action primarily, should continue to use the other oils listed in the Essential Oils sections.
The individual materials that make up Honeysuckle Absolute are listed on the Cosmetic Ingredient Database (Cosing) here.
No therapeutic skin benefits but it does add an amazing fragrance which can add value and desirability to high end products like anti aging serums, creams and lotions.
No direct hair care usage but when added to shampoos and hair conditioners, it makes the product smell very appealing with a high perceived value.
Vaporise of use in an oil burner to fragrance a room.
None as it is a complete fragrance in its own right.
The stems of honeysuckle are very strong and have been used to twist into rope as far back as the Bronze Age. There are still areas of the UK where honeysuckle ropes are made into bridles and harnesses for pack ponies.
The name honeysuckle comes from the tradition of children biting off the ends of the flowers to enjoy the drops of nectar inside.
There is a long tradition of growing honeysuckle around family homes as it is said to help ensure a good marriage for the occupants. It is also believed to attract wealth, luck and love to the house whilst protecting the garden from malicious spirits.